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Employee Type - Full-Time EmployeeExperience - Not SpecifiedIndustries - Banking


Purpose of the Job:

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible to support the development and execution of quality control-related processes within the AML/ATF Program.  This role will support Meridian’s growth strategies by ensuring that the functions performed by the AML/ATF Team are executed effectively, and by ensuring that the Program maintains a state of audit-readiness.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute the QC strategy for AML/ATF Operations; the program should be refined and improved on a continual basis, and updated to address new and emerging risk trends.
  • Develop and execute QC-related processes, with a focus on sustainability, defensibility, consistency, and transparency.
  • Execute QC testing strategies relative to data-model risk management.
  • Develop program KRIs and KPIs, and develop and prepare reporting for Management, the Board of Directors, and partners/stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with regulators and auditors during review engagements.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Several years of experience working in AML/ATF compliance and/or investigations OR demonstrated experience in a Quality Control/Assurance/Audit environment AND a strong understanding of ML/TF typologies and risk factors, including a demonstrated appetite to keep up-to-date with emerging trends and risks.
  • Thorough knowledge of strategies, sampling methodologies, defect tracking, metrics, reporting, and industry-best practices related to quality control.
  • Strong understanding of financial products and services and financial services-related operational policies, procedures, delivery systems, and risk management methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of FINTRAC’s Guidelines is required.Awareness of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, Regulations, and with OSFI’s Guideline B-8 are also required.
  • Working-level understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada.
  • Working-level understanding of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
  • Proficiency with SQL or other database management and reporting software is an asset.
  • Experience working with an AML alert/case management system/software is an asset.
  • Requires tact and diplomacy to negotiate with partners/stakeholders who may have differing perspectives, to influence positive outcomes.
  • Requires the ability to communicate concisely; to present complex challenges and subject matter in a manner that is digestible by the target audience, who will have varying levels of expertise with the subject matter.
  • Requires the ability to build strong relationships with partners/stakeholders, at varying hierarchical levels.
  • Requires a strong level of emotional intelligence, with the ability to manage self during challenging interactions.
  • Requires the ability to manage multiple, complex, competing, high profile priorities, while keeping stakeholders meaningfully engaged, in a fast-paced, demanding, and ambiguous operating environment.
  • CAMS, CFE, CFCS or other relevant designations are an asset.
  • Relevant Post-Secondary education or equivalent experience is an asset.

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Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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